AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 13, 2020 at 10:52 pm
Scot – That’s an interesting take on it, especially since I know that a proper understanding of context – historical and literary – is important in our understanding of Scripture. So, that being said, it is interesting to think about this writing from the standpoint of Calvin’s context. I do know that Calvin wasn’t an intellectual – in fact, he shied away from that a bit, not to mention away from systematic theology, which came as a surprise to me considering how much of his works are now used to build a systematic theology.
At a glance, I would say that prayer matters more to Calvin within this passage of his writing, though that also is admittedly overshadowed by how his writing comes across to me as a certain doctrine of how to pray correctly.